This month’s Stitch Fix was AWESOME! If you remember my last Fix, it was kind of a huge disaster, and I was feeling pretty bummed about the entire experience. My faith was reaffirmed in the wonderful people of Stitch Fix, however, because a previous stylist actually reached out to me to apologize for my disappointment and offered to do another fix for me and she would waive the $20 styling fee (since I had lost out on that $20 from the last fix for not keeping anything). I thanked her for reaching out and took her up on her offer and I am SO glad that I did, because even before I had a chance to try it all on, I LOVED all the colors and textures, and it feels like my stylist definitely listened to me this time around!
- Mavi #12314-337 Lian Open Cardigan
- PIXLEY #11909-117 Tarnow Sweater Sleeve Cargo Jacket
- OLIVE & OAK #12769-188 Tania Button Down Top
- THML #13159-349 Tavia Pullover Sweater
- LE LIS #13340-649 Artosa V-Neck Layered Hem Knit Top
I’ll tell you right off the bat that I legitimately almost kept everything from this fix, but stinky budgeting and a recent shopping spree had the responsible side of my brain telling me to choose my two favorites. I mean, even my HUSBAND told me to keep it ALL! Hello – that NEVER happens. He’s always the first to ask me “uh… are you sure you really need another sweater / tee / shirt / piece of clothing”, so him telling me to keep it all was just confirmation of how amazing of a Fix my November box was.
This is probably the one that I regret returning the most. It was a wonderfully textured, chunky knit, black and white marled open cardigan – which is something I have been wanting for a while. It was worlds better than any of the other cardigans that Stitch Fix had sent me, and yet, something about it had me second-guessing keeping it. It was really heavy, but not very warm, which was part of my issue. Because of the weight of the sweater, it my arms looked saggy and a little like I belonged at the old folks home with my bingo wings. This also meant it was really hard to layer under any of my jackets, so because of that it was kind of rendered useless during Idaho’s winters. Even with its faults, it was seriously the perfect neutral and went with everything in my closet, but for almost $70, I just couldn’t make it work.
Verdict? Return, sadly.
This is my second favorite piece of the whole box. Pictures don’t do this Pixley Tarnow Sweater Sleeved Cargo Jacket justice – it is way cute. The sleeves are an actual sweater knit – not just a printed chintzy fabric, so they’re warmer than I expected, and I’m such a sucker for the adorable black and white pattern that goes perfectly with the olive green. I love that there are inner drawstrings so i can make it a little more fitted around my waist to give the jacket more shape, and then I feel like I’m totally rocking the super girly – yet tough look, like a boss. The price tag hurts me, especially considering I just picked up this amazing Military Parka from Banana Republic for $60, but I couldn’t find anything else I liked online or in any of my stores locally, so in the closet it stayed.
I wanted to like this, so much. When I opened it in my unboxing video, I loved the stripes, and how there were varying thicknesses of said stripes, and I loved the navy color. I was super unsure about the so-called ‘mustard’ color, because it was way more of a pea green, and it looked very short and boxy. My worries were confirmed as soon as I tried it on, because it. was. bad. So bad. It looked hugenormous out of the box, so I thought it would be a cute oversized fit, but with how short it is, it just didn’t work for my frame at all. Additionally, the material was kind of scratchy and did not feel even remotely close to $70 worth of quality. This was a huge disappointment.
LE LIS Artosa V-Neck Layered Hem Knit Top – $54
Easily one of the softest things that has ever touched my skin. Another top that I was thiiiis close to keeping, this Artosa V Neck Layered Hem Knit Top was the most beautiful shade of purple, and so perfect for Fall and Winter. The detailing was absolutely beautiful, and it would have been perfect to throw over skinny jeans for playdates or the grocery store, but as soon as I decided to return the THML Tavia Pullover Sweater, this puppy was next to go. I would have been super happy to keep it and rock the ish out of this easy-to-throw-on blouse, but in my quest to minimize, I’m trying to make sure each and every piece that goes into my closet now is complete love.
That being said, I am VERY happy overall with my Stitch Fix picks, and I already have another one scheduled for later this month! As a special saving incentive, if you order your next Fix through my link here and use the Stitch Fix promo code HOLIDAYTREAT, you can get your $20 styling fee waived!